Hinduism and Buddhism are the two main theological pillars that have shaped present-day Nepal. Their origins in Nepal are shrouded in a mystery that dates back thousands of years. Today UNESCO has declared Boudhanath and Pashupati as two of the most important religious and historical sites in the Kathmandu Valley.
Boudhanath is the largest Buddhist stupa in all of Asia. An immense stupa rising over 36 meters in height and is the center of Tibetan Buddhist worship in Nepal. Boudhanath attracts thousands of pilgrims from around the world each year.
Pashupati is the most sacred Hindu site in Nepal and one of the most sacred Hindu places in the world. There are nearly 500 temples along both banks of the sacred Bagmati River in Kathmandu.
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Entry/Admission - Pashupatinath Temple
Pick up drop off to/from hotel inside ring road
A/C private vehicle
Professional English speaking tour guide
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Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest mandalas that is 36 meters tall with over 50 gompas constructed around it. It is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites for the religious as well as tourism purposes. It is enlisted as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you enter the premises of the Boudhanath, you will see a substantial dome-shaped structure with fluttering prayer flags. These flags extend from the four corners hovering in the sky with the scent of incense sticks filling the atmosphere. If you reach the stupa at the time of prayer, then you will be spiritually taken away with the chimes and prayer sounds. There are many pictures of Buddhas around the stupa, and also the prayer wheels surround the stupa. Aside from these aspects of Boudhanath Stupa, you will find many eateries and souvenir shops in the region.
Stop At: Boudha Stupa Thanka Center, Kathmandu 46000 Nepal
There is a famous Thanka center in the area of Bouddhanath. Thanka shows the traditional Buddhist Philosophy in terms of art. Learn about Buddhist philosophies, histories and practices there. Also, you can get souvenirs like the healing bowl and traditional Thanka paintings from Boudha Stupa Thanka Center.
Pashupatinath temple is one of the largest temple complexes of Nepal. It houses more than 500 temples and shrines in the area. The temple complex of Pashupatinath which covers 0.64 hectares of land, is dedicated mainly to Lord Shiva with the temple of other deities surrounding the main temple. It is also listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The central temple architecture is a pagoda-style with beautiful wooden carvings and gold-covered two levels of roofs. There is also a big bronze statue of a bull facing the main entrance of the temple in the main temple complex. Other than the temples, you will find Sadhus performing daily rites on the bank of the river and discover the process of Hindu cremation on the banks of the river. There are platforms created in the banks of Holy river Bagmati for the cremation ceremony.
After your trip, you will be dropped to your hotel.